You’ve heard it before: to further your career, finding a mentor to guide you is important. Mentors are people who have experience and knowledge in your desired vocation, and who are willing and able to share what they know. But how exactly does one go about finding a mentor? It’s certainly not going to happen if you wait around hoping that a mentor will miraculously find you. Successful mentoring relationships are intentional, and the impetus for action has to come from you.
In my latest column in The Globe and Mail, published in this morning’s print and online editions, I lay out eight important steps that will help you get the mentorship that you desire.
The above link takes you to the online version on The Globe’s website. But if you get the print version of The Globe, you’ll find it on page B7.
Occasionally, The Globe places my columns behind their paywall; if that happens, here is a link to a pdf version we have archived on our website: http://mergeg.sg-host.com/PDF/G&M_ManagementPrint_070819.pdf
I would love to hear from you!
Well? Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. What have you done to find mentors to help you further your career? If you’re actively seeking mentors right now, what is working for you? And what are your challenges? Are you in a place in your career where you are able to mentor others? If so, what are potential “mentees” doing right, and what are they doing wrong? Please share your perspectives by adding your comments below.